Forest Home, California

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Coordinates: 38°27′54″N 120°57′51″W / 38.46500°N 120.96417°W / 38.46500; -120.96417

Forest Home
Former settlement
Forest Home is located in California
Forest Home
Forest Home
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°27′54″N 120°57′51″W / 38.46500°N 120.96417°W / 38.46500; -120.96417
CountryUnited States
CountyAmador County
Elevation581 ft (177 m)

Forest Home is a former settlement in Amador County, California.[1] It was located 6.25 miles (10.1 km) west of Plymouth,[2] at an elevation of 581 feet (177 m).[1] It still appeared on USGS maps as of 1944.[1]

Forest Home began as a gold mining center, north of Ione.[3] Both placer and hydraulic mining was conducted.[3] After the gold petered out, copper mining began.[3]

A post office operated at Forest Home from 1862 to 1905, moving once in 1886.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Forest Home, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 486. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b c Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost Towns of California. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company. p. 65. ISBN 0871085178.